Here at Writers’ Retreat UK, we have been working in the background to secure some great mentoring and critique opportunities to support our untutored retreats. On our February and April retreats, we will be joined by award-winning writer and director, Steven Nesbit, who will offer optional dedicated one-to-one sessions with our writers, to help set…Continue reading Mentored Writers’ Retreats
Sheila Norton is an award-winning writer with many publications to her name, some of which have been translated into other languages. Sheila is a member of the Society of Authors and the Romantic Novelists’ Association. We caught up with Sheila to ask her some questions to share with our writers… How did you first get…Continue reading Interview with Author, Sheila Norton
As authors, our job is to write our masterpieces, not design covers, format pages and find printers. Amazon makes it relatively easy to sell self-published works as both ebooks and paperbacks, but this method of print-on-demand is expensive and leaves the author, in many cases, receiving only a small percentage of the sale price. A…Continue reading Publishing Services
Our latest Lake District retreat has just waved goodbye to the last of our writers. In a new location, based in the super quiet countryside nestled away behind Whitehaven, we have had a great 3 days of writing, relaxing, walking, eating, drinking and socialising. One of the key benefits that came out of this retreat…Continue reading Whitehaven Retreat – November, 2019
It doesn’t matter whether we are reaching for the heights of success in a sporting discipline, the workplace or in writing, there are a set of traits that those who are successful will demonstrate time and again. We look at those traits here and show their parallel to being a successful author. Drive: Successful authors…Continue reading Traits of Success
As a writer, you might not have given a second thought to the aromas that fill your working space. Mostly, for me, it’s au-de-cat or au-de-horse and not au-de-make-me-creative. Actually, though, after a little investigation, aromatherapy has much to offer writers in stimulating thought and creativity.Our sense of smell is the strongest of all the…Continue reading Essential Oils for Writing
Our September retreat was absolutely great. All of our writers receive a goodie bag on arrival. We had 6 fabulous writers to stay who were geared up for a quiet, relaxing and productive weekend, with great food, great surroundings and the opportunity for networking with other writers. The weather was is lovely so the garden…Continue reading September Retreat
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It’s April 26th, 2019 which means that tomorrow we will open our doors to the writers who have booked onto the weekend retreat. We are bursting at the seams, which is great news, with a variety of writers of different ages, writing different genres arriving. We are all set up and ready for lift off.…Continue reading April Writers’ Retreat – Gilcrux
Have you wondered what actually happens on a non-tutored retreat? Well, it’s simple. You write and then you write some more. Our April retreat is a larger one with up to 8 writers so there’s great company available, too. Breakfast is served between 7 and 9 in the morning, with a great range of hot…Continue reading What Happens on a Writers’ Retreat UK Retreat?